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Route 711 BART Early Bird Express service to be discontinued 6/15/2019

Due to extremely low ridership, the Route 711 Early Bird Express bus service between Dublin/Pleasanton and Bay Fair will be discontinued. The last day for Route 711 service will be June 14, 2019. Please contact BART Customer Services at (510) 464-7134 with questions or comments.

LAVTA Honored Again as California’s Top Transit Agency!!

We were recently named as the recipient of the California Association of Coordinated Transportation’s (CALACT) Outstanding Transportation Agency of the Year Award for 2019. The announcement was made at the CALACT Awards Ceremony held as part of the organization’s Spring Conference. The annual

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New Discount Youth Clipper Card Fare of $1.60 Available Now!!

On January 1, 2019, we introduced a new discount Youth Clipper Card fare of $1.60. This discount is only available for riders 18 years of age and under paying with a Youth Clipper Card. The single ride cash fare remains $2.00. The Youth Clipper Card is available at no charge online at

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We Were Just Named the Top California Transit Agency!!!

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was recognized this week as the California Transit Agency of the Year for 2018. The award was presented at the Small Operators Awards Ceremony held as part of the California Transit Association’s Annual Fall Conference. The annual award is

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After 40 Years Behind the Wheel(s), Diane Farner Retires

Diane Farner started driving buses in the Tri-Valley in January 1978 for the Livermore Unified School District. In 1980, she went to work for the Rideo bus service in Livermore, then transitioned to the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) when LAVTA absorbed the Rideo service in

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LAVTA Celebrates Launch of Autonomous Vehicle Testing

LIVERMORE, CA, June 27, 2018 – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) celebrated the launch of testing of its new Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) on June 22 at an event held at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. Approximately 70 area business leaders, elected officials and

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Proposed Modifications to the Wheels Supplemental Routes in Dublin

As new residential developments continue to be completed in Dublin, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) has seen a substantial increase in the demand on its supplemental (school-focused) Wheels routes – especially between eastern Dublin and Dublin High School. In order to be

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SmartTrips Tri-Valley Program Begins May 2018!

Did you miss our SmartTrips team’s visit? If you received our ‘Sorry We Missed You’ door hanger but would still like to receive personalized transportation resources, fill out our quick participation form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SmartTripsTri-Valley The SmartTrips Tri-Valley team

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Dublin High School Student Develops Bus Tracking App

Dublin High School (DHS) sophomore Liam O’Flynn has made it easier for Tri-Valley residents to track the progress of Wheels and Rapid buses on their smartphones. Liam wrote and published the “Tri-Valley Buses” app shortly after he began attending DHS and had missed the bus a couple of times.

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New Wheels Buses Sport New Design

As you may have noticed, we have begun rolling out 18 brand new buses into service on Wheels routes throughout the Tri-Valley. The buses were built at the Gillig manufacturing facility, located right here in Livermore. These Wheels buses feature a brand new exterior look and logo. The buses

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Feedback Sought on Tri-Valley Paratransit Alternatives

In early 2017, the Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA) and the City of Pleasanton launched a comprehensive study of paratransit services throughout the Tri-Valley called Mobility Forward: Tri-Valley Paratransit Assessment. Paratransit services in the region are currently

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LAVTA Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

For the 21st consecutive year, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence Award in Financial Reporting. This award was received for LAVTA’s excellence in financial reporting in their 2016 Comprehensive Annual

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LAVTA Passes Annual California Highway Patrol Inspection

For the 14th consecutive year, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has inspected the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s (LAVTA) operations and maintenance facility. LAVTA received the highest rating available, with no safety violations found.  The random inspection included a

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Service and Schedule Adjustments Coming Saturday August 12

Service and schedule adjustments to most Wheels and Rapid routes will take effect Saturday August 12. The changes include a modification to the Route 14 routing and a new afternoon boarding location for service to Dublin High School. In addition, many other schedules have had minor adjustments

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Wheels Seeking Input on Proposed Bus Service Changes

In response to customer feedback about connectivity and routing, Wheels is considering changes to a number of routes effective Fall 2017. Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted through April 30, 2017. Final recommended changes will be presented to the Board at their May 1st meeting.

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Wheels Makes Commuting Simpler by Integrating with Transit App

Wheels announced that Wheels is now available on Transit App, a popular phone app that makes commuting easy. Transit App, now available for download on the App Store and Google Play, allows commuters to plan their trip on demand and get real-time departure and arrival times for public

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Wheels Dedicates New “Space Age” Bus Shelter Mural in Livermore

Wheels dedicated a new Art Shelter Mural located on Vasco Road in Livermore Thursday, June 2nd. The newest shelter is the seventeenth shelter in Wheels Art Shelter Mural Project and is titled “Wheels – Ticket to Paradise”. The mural was created by Granada High School art students under

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Wheels Approves Major Changes in Bus Service Effective August 13th

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) Board of Directors approved major changes to the Wheels bus system that include improved access to BART and ACE stations, Las Positas College, and other important destinations in the Tri-Valley. The changes are slated to go into effect

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Members Sought for Wheels Accessible Advisory Committee

Wheels Bus is seeking applications for members and alternates to serve on the Wheels Accessible Advisory Committee (WAAC).  Members on the WAAC represent the cities of Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, unincorporated Alameda County and Tri-Valley social/human services agencies.

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Elected Officials Discuss Expediting BART to ACE Rail Connection

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Altamont Regional Rail Working Group was held on Wednesday, February 10th at the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority offices to discuss potential BART and ACE Rail linkages to better connect the Bay Area-Central Valley region. Focus from the

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Wheels Stuff a Bus Food Drive Celebrates Season of Sharing

As the holiday season approaches, local food banks are in need of essential supplies. To provide support, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels bus system in the Tri-Valley, will host its annual “Stuff-A-Bus” holiday food drive. The event is being held on

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Visit Wheels Energizer Station Tomorrow for Bike to Work Day

Join Wheels in celebrating Bike to Work Day tomorrow, May 14th. Ride on the new bike trail connecting Livermore and Pleasanton and enjoy free refreshments and giveaways at our Energizer Station on Stanley near the Shadowcliffs Recreation Center. We’ll be there from 7am to 9am. Plus, like

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Measure B Tax Dollars Help Keep the Wheels Bus System Rolling

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of Wheels Bus system, relies on the tax dollar support of Alameda County’s Measure B to provide fixed route and paratransit bus service to residents in the Tri-Valley. Measure B provides essential funding to operate the Wheels bus

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Wheels Announces New Executive Director

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dennis Mochon Public Information Officer Office: 925-455-7558 Email: dmochon@lavta.org LIVERMORE, Calif., October 7, 2014 – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels bus system in the Tri-Valley announced

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Putting Your Measure B Tax Dollars to Work

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 22, 2014 – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) is the operator of Wheels Fixed Route and Paratransit bus service in the Tri-Valley. Wheels was founded in 1985 under a Joint Powers Agreement to provide public transit in the Cities of Dublin, Livermore,

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